PACT

PACT is an historic community reinvestment initiative on the Near East Side of Columbus. It was created in 2010 to enhance the quality of life on the Near East Side of Columbus by focusing on five core areas: (1) Jobs & Economic Impact; (2) Safe, Vibrant & Accessible Neighborhoods; (3) Health & Wellness; (4) Education; and (5) Housing. More information can be found at www.eastpact.org.

Free showing of BLACK PANTHER

Anne Evans Anne Evans Free showing of BLACK PANTHER

Join PACT for the “Free” showing of BLACK PANTHER Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Lincoln Theatre. Doors will open at 2:00 pm and the film will start at 3:00 pm. A PHOTO BOOTH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PICTURES IN THEIR BEST BLACK PANTHER COSTUMES. Light refreshments will be served prior to […]

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PACT Free Film Series: Black Panther

  PACT Free Film Series: Black Panther

Join PACT for the “Free” showing of BLACK PANTHER Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Lincoln Theatre. Doors will open at 2:00 pm and the film will start at 3:00 pm. A PHOTO BOOTH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PICTURES IN THEIR BEST BLACK PANTHER COSTUMES. Light refreshments will be served prior to […]

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Development Roundup: News from Italian Village, Franklinton, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: News from Italian Village, Franklinton, and More

The latest Development Roundup features news from German Village, Franklinton, the Near East Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: A preliminary proposal for a small piece of land in the larger Jeffrey Park development was heard by the Italian Village […]

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Construction Roundup: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Legacy Pointe at Poindexter

A lot has changed this year at the Legacy Pointe at Poindexter since we last did an in-depth construction photo roundup feature back in May. Work has continued on the new 449-unit mixed-use community on the city’s Near East Side, which was constructed to replace an affordable housing community known as Poindexter Village. New construction includes […]

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Program Aims to Help Longtime Residents in Gentrifying Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Program Aims to Help Longtime Residents in Gentrifying Neighborhood

A program that provides money to Near East Side residents interested in fixing up their homes received a funding boost earlier this month. The program is being administered by PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation), the nonprofit focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding OSU Hospital East that is supported by OSU, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, […]

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OSU Increases Incentives for Home Ownership in the University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Increases Incentives for Home Ownership in the University District

The Ohio State University is stepping up its efforts to encourage faculty and staff to buy homes in the University District. The OSU Board of Trustees was updated today on a proposal to increase the amount of an existing incentive and to expand its borders. The original program, which started in 1998, provided down payment […]

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Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

The Near East Side’s development partnership, Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), is going through some changes, including new leadership and new stages of their plan’s implementation. PACT, a collaboration between the City of Columbus, OSU, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders, announced David Cofer as their new executive director. He’ll replace […]

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